Friday, January 13, 2012

50 YA -Discoverer XXXVII - FAIL

Ah, Yes. Thor-Agena sits on the pad at Vandenberg AFB.

Fifty years ago, the Air Force launched Discoverer 37 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. It was to be the last attempt to launch the KeyHole-3 camera spy system, which included a lower-resolution surveillance camera. The rocket used was the venerable Thor-Agena B rocket. It failed to reach orbit.

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